Thursday, May 27, 2010

Kid Rock

All right. I want to hear a chorus of 'Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!'s and I want to hear them now.

Isn't this the cutest damn thing you ever saw?

The goat I mean, not me. Although together we're insurmountably adorable.

I mentioned this before, but awhile back, Chuck used to be in the Marine Corps. He got out in 1983 when I was 2. When I say awhile back, I mean awhile back. He's kind of an old guy compared to me. Luckily...

A friend of his from the Corps named Kim, and her husband Fred, stopped by on their drive down to Georgia. Awesome people. Really enjoyed their visit!

We all went over to another USMC friend's farm about a mile away from here, and hung out with a bunch of people.

The farm owners' goat just had two kids. Everyone went to check it out (because that's where the entertainment is in rural NC).

My friend Maggie (who I guess we can call The Farmer's Daughter), convinced me to hold the baby goat. Baby anythings freak me out a little...I always feel like I'm going to break them.

She said, 'Hold it just like a cat.' I'm glad I decided to hold it! This city-girl's becoming less city-slicker every day, thanks to a little help from her friends.

I asked Chuck if I could have goats, and he said no. Goat-pooper.


Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Awwwww! Couldn't help myself. I think baby goats are the cutest animals. If we ever have a place with enough space I'd love to have a few pygmy goats.

AaronVFT said...

What an adorable little goat! Haha no goats allowed!

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

AwwWWWwwwWWWww...they're so cute when they're babies. Then they grow up, and don't read the 'no goat allowed' sign, while they're eating the roses LOL. I'm the goat-pooper in this house. Don't get me wrong, I think they are truly adorable, and useful too, especially if you like goats milk or cheese. At least at the moment though, the deer are bad enough. Last thing I need loose in the orchard is a goat :P But darn it...that is one awfully cute little fella!

Jim Groble said...

how cute the goat. you will never have to mow your yard again.


Rainforest Gardener said...

You guys make a great team! You and the goat, and you and chuck too. An endearing post in all sorts of ways!

Floridagirl said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Soooooo precious. I need some goats down at Six Acres. I hear they'll eat anything.

Kyna said...

Haha! See? Couldn't help yourselves with the 'Awww!'s, could ya? Or am I really that threatening? ;)

Aaron: Yep, he sure was cute! Almost felt like I was holding a cat. His little heart was beating a 100 miles an hour lol

CVF: Haha! I actually do love goat cheese a LOT. Chuck used to get some from the friend that owns that farm, and soap made from goat's milk as well.

RG: Aw (now it's my turn lol), thanks! :D Chuck and I do make a great team (in my own very HUMBLE opinion lol). If I hadn't met him in the weird way I met him, I would have missed out on so many life opportunities and adventures. Including goat-holding lol.

Jim & FG: There's a small city nearby Edmonton (where I'm from in Canada) called Fort Saskatchewan. They actually do use a large herd of sheep to do the grass mowing in the summertime. It's an annual event that also appears in the newspaper every year! A very cool (and environmentally friendly) thing to see :D

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

You both look good! I heard about blackberry-eating goats. I mean, they eat not the berries, but prickly plants. Oh, how tight I would hold that one!

Al said...

I'll agree with the awwwwwwww.
I used to keep goats years ago. Kid goats are just soooo cute. However, I agree with Chuck though, keeping goats in is a real headache. The sign on the gate just won't cut it!

pamsenglishgarden said...

It's impossible not to say 'Awwwwww!!' You are both 'awesome'.

I love the sign and considered adding one for my goat. Goats are so smart, I am sure they can read. But mine would never obey it.

I left a challenge for you on my blog. I do hope you accept it! P x

ChickenFreak said...


Hey, convince nearby _neighbors_ to raise goats. Then you can play with them and keep your garden intact.

Elephant's Eye said...

Came by to tell you I'll be calling Dr Roy G Biv tomorrow. Diana